Eric Teel

Director of FM Network Programming

After a failed attempt at structured music instruction at Washington State University, Eric found himself standing in front of the renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication with two full years of radio experience already under his belt. The path was clear, and the broadcast journalism degree was obtained.

Over the next 20-plus years, Eric has drawn upon his extensive music knowledge to host programs in nearly every genre for commercial and public radio. He joined the JPR staff in 1996, hosting Siskiyou Music Hall from JPR’s Redding studios. In 2002, he moved to Ashland and took over as one of the hosts of Open Air. In addition to music, he’s put his journalism background to use reporting for NPR, managing JPR's award-winning newsroom, and producing feature-length public radio specials carried nationwide.

As FM Network Program Director, Eric oversees all aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air shift, and now handles JPR’s growing series of live in-studio music performances.

When not at work (which is nearly never) he can be seen in the crowd or on stage at music events around the region, or finishing solidly mid-pack in bicycle races in an effort to make his fitter friends feel better.

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Live Session Archive
3:33 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Väsen Live Session

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This live session archive from April 22nd, 2013 features artist Väsen.

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Live Session Archive
1:12 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Colin Hay Live Session

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Singer/songwriter Colin Hay drops by JPR to talk about his years as a global rock star as the front man of Men@Work, the resurgence of his career after some fortuitous song placement in film and television, and his favorite European footballer.

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Live Session Archive
2:55 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Anais Mitchell / Jefferson Hamer Live Session

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This archived live session from March 18th, 2013 features artists Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer.

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1:28 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Erin McKeown

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This archived live session from March 8th, 2013 features artist Erin McKeown.

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Live Session Archive
12:54 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Joshua James Live Session

This archived live session from March 5th, 2013 features Joshua James.

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10:13 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Nels Andrews Live Session

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Singer/songwriter Nels Andrews visits with JPR's Eric Teel about his move from the American southwest to New York, and performs songs from his new album Scrimshaw.

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11:03 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Steph Macpherson Live Session

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

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12:46 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Matt the Electrician Live Session

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Austin singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician plays a few tunes live and talks about growing up in the State of Jefferson, rubbing elbows with the cast of Star Wars, and his life making music in Austin, Texas.

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Live Session Archive
12:53 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Lindi Ortega Live Session

The extraordinary Nashville-based Canadian retro-country singer and songwriter Lindi Ortega performs the title track from Cigarettes & Truckstops, plus one beautiful Hank Williams tune.

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Live Session Archive
12:00 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

David Wax Museum Live Session

David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a distnctive Mexo-Americana sound. They sat down with JPR's Eric Teel prior to their live performance at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall.

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1:12 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Tony Trischka and Territory Live Session

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Banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka and members of his band Territory perform a few tunes and talk about the history and progression of banjo in America.

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Live Session Archive
12:57 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Harry Manx Live Session

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Canadian bluesman Harry Manx visits with JPR's Eric Teel and plays a few songs on his mohan veena.

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Live Session Archive
12:48 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Field Report Live Session

Milwaukee-based band Field Report stop by the JPR studios to talk about their debut album and perform a few songs.

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12:43 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Mindy Smith Live Session

This live session archive from September 24th, 2012 features artist Mindy Smith and friends.

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12:45 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Ian Ethan Case Live Session

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First discovered by JPR online, Ian Ethan Case's deft fingers and unusual approach to guitar playing left us all with a beautiful live session that featured an amazing piece he wrote for his new kalimba album.

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Live Session Archive
11:50 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Barr Brothers Live Session

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The Barr Brothers brought their unusual musical setup (including pump organ and concert harp) into JPR's tiny studios for a live session and performances of songs from their self-titled album.

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Live Session Archive
1:09 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Live Session

Cory Chisel, with help from Adriel Denae, visited with JPR's Eric Teel for one of our favorite live sessions. He played a few songs from his latest record Old Believers.

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Live Session Archive
10:56 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Ottmar Liebert Live Session

This live session archive from July 30th, 2012 features artist Ottmar Liebert.

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12:51 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Shook Twins

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This archived live session from July 20th, 2012 features identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Niko Daoussis, and Kyle Volkman, who make up the band Shook Twins.

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Live Session Archive
12:19 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

ZZ Ward Live Session

This live session archive from July 17th, 2012 features artist ZZ Ward and guests.

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